1896 United States presidential election in Louisiana

The 1896 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. State voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1896 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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  William Jennings Bryan 2 (cropped).jpg William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896 (cropped).jpg
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William McKinley
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate Arthur Sewall Garret Hobart
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 77,175 22,037
Percentage 76.38% 21.81%

Louisiana Presidential Election Results 1896.svg
Parish Results

President before election

Grover Cleveland

Elected President

William McKinley

Louisiana was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine. Four electors cast their vice presidential ballots for Thomas E. Watson.


1896 United States presidential election in Louisiana[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 77,175 76.38% 8
Republican William McKinley 22,037 21.81% 0
National Democratic John M. Palmer 1,834 1.82% 0
Totals 101,046 100.00% 8
Voter turnout

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Louisiana